Parsi dish called – “Akuri”

This Sunday I donned the chef hat and fed dinner to biwi… here is the recipe.. that I had to share since long… I dont know if its common but still !!!

I come from a Jain family and hence cooking Eggs is not easy, while it was impossible in Bharuch with my mom, who would surely kick me out of her house if she knew I eat Eggs !!!!

The other police in my Indore house now is my son… I and my wife are terrified of the thought if he suddenly tells my mom about the eggs !!!!!

Neways… This is egg bhurji. I dont know if its something new or not, I used to think its pretty common but anyways… !! This is originally a dish that was first brought to Gujarat by the Parsi’s !! They call it “Akuri” in Bharuch it is known as Bhurji !! I must her also claim that Bharuch Laaris (street hawkers) serve the best bhurji in the world. Also I recommend it to be cooked in oil and not in ghee or butter as that makes it sweet. Bhurji in Bharuch is a spicy spicy dish !!!!

here we go…

first get the eggs in a manner that my son cannot see… finally when my wife couldnt locate any space… she decided her purse is the best place to hide them !!!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

Then the veggies that biwi had cut in advance, normally I do it but since I chopped the salad in the morning she did it this time πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ :

Then fry the onions, a couple of garlic flakes, ginger and green chillies in oil till golden brown on a slow flame… while doing this I broke 3 eggs in a bowl and added a spoon of milk to it and whisked them away to glory !!! I love breaking eggs and whisking them… there is a pleasure in it that is hard to explain πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

I just love doing this with a wooden then add the tomatoes and fry them with red chilli powder, salt, turmeric and garam masala as per taste… take my advice.. the spicier the better !!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

this is after adding the masala’s !!!!

after adding the three eggs this is how it looks like… you gotta constant stir it softly and give it a feel like a scrambled egg !!

and than garnish it with coriander leaves !!!!!! tell me does it look delicious ?? πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

This is how I served it to her !!!!! You can eat it with Roti / Paratha / Bread / Toast !!!!

one more pic with the ketchup bottle although we didnt use it… the colours look nice in the pic.. !!

and finally the proof that we finished it off with the help of a few slices of bread that were roasted in butter !!! I loved adding lemon to most things and I did squeeze a bit in my part !!!!!!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜‰



A very dear friend of mine who is busy in her son’s wedding sent me this recipe which is authenticated as she is a Parsi. This is her method :

plain egg akuri (its not bharuchi akuri).Chop 3 onions finely.

Fry them in 2 tbsp ghee/butter (or oil will also do) till golden brown.

Add 1 tsp ginger garlic paste

1 chopped tomato

3 chopped green chillies

few sprigs of chopped coriander

1/4 tsp red chilly powder

1/4 or less turmeric powder and fry all this for few mins

Cook till all of it is mixed properly on low heat.

Take three eggs and beat them in a bowl add salt and 3 tbs of milk if desired.

add them to the mixture and stir on low heat till desired thickness (like scrambled eggs)

Serve hot with plain bread or on toast.


Enjoy πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›


86 thoughts on “Parsi dish called – “Akuri”

  1. Tara says:

    you steal from your son! TOO BAD! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ but does he not like egg bhurji?

    I loved the fish bowl (tomato wala)
    Happy Men’s day.. see Hetal is so sweet.. she cut all samagri for you so finely.

    pictures are drool worthy.. who was cooking and who was taking pics.. I am thinking! πŸ˜‰

      • hitchwriter says:

        Seriously.. Hriday only drinks soup in that bowl !!! πŸ˜›

        Tara finally you commented… !! log bada bhaav khate hai πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

        I cooked and I took pics.. Hetal wasnt amused I was taking pics… and thats why without assistance I couldnt take pic of breaking eggs and mixing them as thats when had to do things fast !!!!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

        Thanks for the men’s day wishes !!!!!! πŸ™‚

  2. kanagu says:

    mouth watering stuff Bhai… but you should have given to Hriday also πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ he would have enjoyed it πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    Hriday – read this post right away and ask for your share πŸ˜‰

  3. Thoorika says:

    For a change a post about food unlike the expected post on cricket πŸ˜€ OK.. now your photos made me hungry!! It looks yum!!1 Take care

  4. sakshi says:

    For the first time I benefited directly from your post πŸ˜› . Having Bhurji now as second breakfast as I need all the energy and nutrition for a long commenting day ahead :mrgreen:

    We face the same problem as you. Dead scared of Saman telling his grandparents about our non veg food adventures 😦 I never discuss it with him though, we are just hoping that by the time he mentions it to his grandparents we are at a stage where our hearing skills are deteriorated :mrgreen:

    Lolz at the eggs in the hand bag…classic pic. You are definitely an awesome JKG to cook for your wife on International Men’s Day πŸ™‚ Gosh did I just say something so nice of you 😯

  5. Smitha says:

    Yummy! I love this, Hitchy! I have been making this for years! When we first got married – this was probably the only thing I could make without messing it completely πŸ™‚

    As for Hriday spilling the beans to your mom – we are constantly in that fear too πŸ™‚ Anytime, anywhere, all she wants is Chicken πŸ™‚ She even calls fish chicken – which is a relief because then we would be worried about 2 things πŸ˜‰ May be you should rename it paneer bhurji and tell him that it is paneer bhurji πŸ˜‰ But yes, no way to hide or disguise the eggs until they have been cooked, I guess.

    So is Hriday a complete veggie? You haven’t managed to convert him yet?

      • hitchwriter says:

        You have lived in Baroda havent u Smitha ?? there is a very famous bhurji wala Raju Omlett i Baroda !!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

        We do feed him omlette disguised as a burger… now.. earlier my wife was rigid about letting him eat non-veg… or eggs… he just hasnt eaten any non veg yet… but finally eggs are allowed to him… !!!! πŸ˜›

        i guess thats coz she eats eggs too.. but wont let him have non veg… !!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

        Somehow even I m not too keen to feed him non veg plus I only eat non veg with friends and not at home or alone !

        • Smitha says:

          Arre, I never went there 😦 In Baroda , we were on an expense account from the client but we had to eat at specific restaurants to claim it – so we used to make the most of it – as they were really good hotels – so sadly did not explore much 😦 Plus I was there for just three months.

          But have had Burji in Mumbai which was just like this – Yummmy!!! I can still taste it, Hitchy! It was that yummy!

  6. Vimmuuu says:

    Eggs in a purse ??? πŸ™„ You should send that snap for some photo caption competition ! You would get replies like, “how did the hen lay the egss in there !” πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    You are the worst ever, you know that ? What was the idea behind publishing a snap with the leftovers !!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Hmmppphh…just some pathetic leaves ! No one wants them !!

    Btw, egg burji is one of my fav too ! I like it with a lot of chillies πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    and its named Akuri ?? Did the japanese make this first ??

  7. Sakhi says:

    Hmmmmmmmmm…..yummmmmmmmyyyyy…. Now, i am waiting for you to return to bharuch so that i can come over anytime and ask you to be the chef of honour πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

  8. umsreflections says:

    That was a treat to Hetal !!! πŸ™‚

    WOW, Hitch, thats one super bhurji and just loved all the pics – among all the cooking needed to be done, you had remembered to click pics for us…fantastic.

    Now, it is going to be roti and egg bhurji at my home, tonight. πŸ™‚

  9. Meira says:

    The pics are heavenly! you ought to don the chef hat more often πŸ˜›
    Eggs in the purse..ROFL
    When my in laws were arriving, we thought of painting faces on the eggs so that they wouldn’t notice πŸ˜†
    Ofcourse we finished them off before they reached! Thought it was a better idea πŸ˜€

  10. Lively says:

    Egg burji is normally normal. But it’s the feel you give it that makes it not so normal. I mean special πŸ˜›
    And this one indeed is special since you had to hide it away from your sonny. That must’ve been hard πŸ™‚
    So I give it away for you. It must be the best egg burji in the world. So much for the guilty pleasures of life πŸ˜›

  11. Rakesh says:

    What a coincidence – Last Friday I made Egg Burji and it looked exactly similar. This Friday I made Yummy Peshawari Chicken – Looks like all this women liberation talk has got the cook out in us males πŸ™‚

  12. Indian Homemaker says:

    Hitchwriter it seems now I too will have to do a recipe post πŸ™‚ I am at my mom’s place so I will invade her kitchen πŸ™‚

    I loved the last picture the best, after all the proof of the akoori lies in the eating πŸ™‚

  13. moi says:

    Hey I am back and I had visited your old blog, then I saw that you have shifted here.Need to change your address in my blog. Well I must say, the photography is excellent and It really tempts me to eat. I didnt know that egg bhurji had a different name too. Well excellent job, hiding the eggs from your son and managing to cook, hope the mission was successful. That was wonderful food treat. And I would like to know, which camera you use?? Cos I use those megapixel cameras. Would really appreciate if you let me know, which one you use ? and which are good for amateur professional photography? And t.c dear

    • hitchwriter says:

      Welcome back !!!

      these pics are taken by a Sony cam thats 10 mega pixel… the pics in my photo blog are by various camera’s… one is nikon D60, there is Minlolta cam also !!!! that is with 3rd eye the other contributor in our photo blog !!!

      if you want to know anything do drop a mail about camera’s… my other two friends take quite a keen interest and they will be able to help you more… !! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  14. homecooked says:

    You should start a food blog Hitchy πŸ™‚ I love bhurji….your recipe is droolworthy! I normally add pav-bhaji masala to make it more spicy! I should remember to eat roadside bhurji if I ever got to Baruch!

  15. devdutta says:

    undisputedly bharuch bhurji is the best that i ve ever chanced upon.stuff like kashmiri fry ,ghotala are equally praise worthy

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